Monday, March 31, 2014

Jazz at Massey Hall

I spent the past several days in Toronto.  I didn't hear a note of jazz while in Canada, but I dutifully made a pilgrimage to Massey Hall.   The venue's primary connection to Kansas City, of course, is the famous Jazz at Massey Hall concert that took place on May 15, 1953.  Charlie Parker played the plastic sax that's now housed at the American Jazz Museum during his historic summit with Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus and Max Roach. 

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)